FBI Info About Criminal Gun Use

The FBI has released information about criminal uses of firearms in assaults on police officers.
Some interesting bits:

  • Most guns are stolen. None of the criminals in the sample group acquired their guns from gun shows.
  • The availability of a gun was the primary factor, only one member of the sample group had a “weapon of choice”.
  • The vast majority of guns found were handguns.
  • Most criminals used “point shooting” techniques rather than using sights.
  • Holsters were almost never used, with guns instead being stuck in waistbands.
  • 40% of the sample group had military firearm training. Many of them practiced frequently (though not at formal ranges).